The plaintiff, identified only as John Doe, sued earlier this month (May12), claiming the Grease star touched his genitals and sexually propositioned him during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on 16 January (12).
Travolta’s attorney Marty Singer immediately dismissed the allegations, stating, “This lawsuit is complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred. The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie.”
Singer went on to insist that his client wasn’t even in California on the day the plaintiff claims to have met Travolta, adding, “It can be proved that he was on the East Coast.”
Photos and flight records subsequently backed up Singer’s argument, showing Travolta in New York on the day of the reported incident.
On Tuesday (15May12), the plaintiff filed dismissal papers in a California court, asking a judge to throw out his case, in which he demanded at least $2 million (£1.25 million) in damages, according to TMZ.com.
However, Travolta – who is married to actress Kelly Preston – is still facing claims from a second anonymous masseur, who was reportedly sexually harassed by the actor on 28 January (12) at a spa resort in Atlanta, Georgia.
Singer has also blasted that lawsuit, insisting the accusation is “just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one”.